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About The Angel of Forest Hill

A time of anticipation. A season of miracles.

Because of Joel’s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God’s providence—is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?

An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth.

 
When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Vir­ginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
 
As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?

About Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

Product Details

208 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Oct 4, 2016

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 12

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Click Here to download the first chapter of The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall About The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Virginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism. Hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection. As the years pass Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel, too, hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season— and Joel’s longing for more than friendship. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings threaten to reverse how far Rose and Joel have come? Filled with deep emotion and the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth, The Angel of Forest Hill invites readers experience an amazing journey toward love and belonging.

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WaterBrook Press, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.                                                

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A Time of Anticipation, A Season of Miracles
New Amish Christmas Romance by New York Times and CBA Best-Selling Author Cindy Woodsmall

Just in time for a great read by the fire and those yearning for Christmas romance movies to start, The Angel of Forest Hill  (WaterBrook Press, October 4, 2016) invites readers into the complicated life of Rose Kurtz. An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth.
 
When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Vir­ginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
 
As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?
 
This September marked the 10th anniversary for the acclaimed Amish fiction authors first release, When the Heart Cries. In the decade since, WaterBrook and Woodsmall have partnered to release 17 Amish fiction titles, including six seasonal novellas in addition to this newly anticipated release.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Cindy Woodsmall is the New York Times and CBA best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her connection with the Amish community has been widely featured in national media outlets from ABC Nightline to the Wall Street Journal and a National Geographic documentary on Amish life.
Woodsmall has been featured on ABC Nightline and the Wall Street Journal, which named her as one of the nation’s top Amish fiction writers. As one of the most beloved voices in Amish fiction, Woodsmall’s writing resonates with readers in part for its attention to detail and humanizing storylines. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.
 
Website: http://www.cindywoodsmall.com/
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By Charissa Skelton

The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall was a very real and yet very sweet Amish romance. One that will pull at your emotions, and yet leave you smiling and laughing at the turn of each page. It was a perfect read during these chilly days, where all you crave is a warm drink and a good book. I love when I can get my hands on these wintery Amish reads, and have yet to find myself disappointed, especially with Cindy Woodsmall's Christmas...

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By Angie Griffin

Ok. So I haven't posted since December so I thought I'd better get to posting! It wasn't that I stopped reading! Never! So I read this book by Cindy Woodsmall at Christmas time. How appropriate? I love everything I've ever read by this author! This book was not a disappointment either!It's hard to realize and understand that these situations actually take place in today's society, but I'm sure that this story has some truth to itA young Amish...

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By Lisa Doherty

Cindy Woodsmall is my favourite author of Amish Fiction and I have to say I was not let down.This is, overall, a beautiful story. Starts with a dreadful loss. A mother dies after childbirth and Rose is sent to help the family with the children and the newborn baby, Grace. Even though she isn't a mother she instinctively knows what to do for the children.After she has returned to her own community the father of the widower, Joel, comes to him...

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By Kara Krupinski

The Angel of Forest Hill, by Cindy Woodsmall, is An Amish Christmas Romance. It is a beautiful story filled with sacrifice, devotion, and love.   Rose Kurtz, Old Order Amish, is asked to leave her family in Pennsylvania--including all eleven brothers--and travel to West Virginia to help Joel Dienner with his three young children when his wife dies shortly after childbirth. For practical reasons, she agrees to marry Joel, in...

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By Hannah Peasha

The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall is a great short story. Sweet and perfect for Christmastime. (As well as anytime after if your like me and wouldn't mind Christmas all year long!) The story of Rose and Joel is sure to be one that tug on your heartstrings. Being a Novella The Angel of Forest Hill is a really quick read and sadly over sooner than you want it to be because the characters are so enticing. I recommend this to anyone who...

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